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504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 794-4652
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I have been eating their chicken for forty years and still absolutely love it. I have never had anything (other than ice cream) but the chicken because I love it that much. I must say I am not a fan of their coleslaw, but I know I am in the minority with that. I believe I could eat the chicken... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
William C
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have been eating their chicken for forty years and still absolutely love it. I have never had anything (other than ice cream) but the chicken because I love it that much. I must say I am not a fan of their coleslaw, but I know I am in the minority with that. I believe I could eat the chicken... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This place has been around for a while and is always busy - a good sign. The food is served quickly and comes out hot. They offer phenomenal snacks or baskets. The snacks are large enough for a meal; they come with cole slaw and fries. Service is great - very friendly and polite. This must be the cleanest restaurant... More 

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Columbia,SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I eat at Zesto's atleast 4 times a month. Amazing fried chicken and their soft serve ice cream with toppings makes me come back over and over again. Excellent staff and great food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you are looking for a rare find in great customer service and food look nowhere else. From the moment you step in the door you are immediately greeted with a snappy NEXT. It means you experience in perfection is about to begin. From the crispy fried chicken and simple coleslaw to one mouthwatering burger and fries you won't be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We enjoyed our dipped cones. 8 and 10 year old thought it was very neat. It was memories for my wife and I. Very friendly staff

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Miami
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We went because we heard of the ice cream being great. Ended up loving the nice and crispy fried chicken.

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Very good. We have never gone when it is not busy. The family orders chicken & I order fish. We have been here a few times & have ordered the same thing each time. When you park in the parking lot, you walk into the front & it looks like a fast food window. Place your order & walk out... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

There are a lot of places that you can go for lunch or supper but not any place that you can get a better meal. Fast friendly service without all the hastle. Very clean restaurant with super great food. A lot of value and at home comfort. I have been enjoying this family landmark since the 1980s. I always look... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Fast service and good hamburgers as well as fried chicken. My review includes both Columbia Forest Drive and West Columbia, SC Twelfth Street locations. This has been one of my favorite places for years.

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food is good but after an hour or so I don't feel all that great. They are always friendly and fast though. They have great ice cream and the fried chicken is good.

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Additional Information about Zesto

Address: 504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone Number: (803) 794-4652
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 794-4652
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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